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MA Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Course Description

• Have you ever wanted to know more about arts and creative enterprises and discover how they really work?
• Do you want to stand back and reflect on or theorize your own artistic or creative practice?
• Are you interested in getting involved in artistic projects or working in cultural policy?
• Do you maybe want to pursue a career in arts management or become a cultural leader?

If so, our MA in Culture, Creativity & Entrepreneurship is the right postgraduate programme for you.

Creative work is recognized by governments around the world as a crucial driver of growth and development and creative entrepreneurs are changing the face of contemporary cultures and economies on an increasingly global scale. This one year taught Masters programme provides the perfect opportunity for you to understand more about these transformations and at the same time develop your own creative practice or management interests.

Our core modules provide an academic grounding in the cultural and creative industries, focussing in depth on arts management, cultural policy, creative entrepreneurship and the role of culture in development. You will benefit from privileged access to world-leading academics and have regular opportunities to learn first-hand from the School’s cultural and creative partners. Specialist optional modules will provide opportunities for you to work with external organisations on live projects and a final, large-scale research project will allow you to develop these insights in a way tailored to your own experience, interests and ambitions.

The School of Performance and Cultural Industries is housed in a purpose-built performance centre in the heart of the University of Leeds campus. You will study in parallel with other MA students in performance, applied theatre and creative writing, which will enable you to explore other disciplines and engage with a range of perspectives. The School is also part of a faculty of creative disciplines, including music, fine art, cultural studies, design communications and media, as well as having many connections with local and national arts and cultural organizations.

Visit the MA Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles

School of PCI Bursaries - 6 Awards

MA BURSARIES IN THE SCHOOL OF PCIThe school offers four MA programmes - Culture, Creativity & Entrepreneurship, Performance, Culture & Context, Writing for Performance & Publication, and Choreography. These exciting degrees offer opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration and practice as well as theoretical study, and are housed in state-of-the art facilities at the heart of the Leeds campus. The Bursary deadline has now been extended for all Home/EU applications. There are six bursaries on offer - each equivalent to 50% of student fees at Home/EU rate. These awards are offered for the academic year 2009/10 full-time, or spread across 2009/10 and 2010/11, part-time. NEW DEADLINE: 27th July 2009For further information, contact Ms Jane Richardson, [email protected], Tel. 0113 343 8710

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% Home/EU fees


Any applicant for one of our MA degrees may also apply for an award. An award offer is conditional on prior acceptance of a place, if offered.Awards are made on the basis of academic and/or creative merit. No other criteria apply.

Application Procedure

A 300-word personal statement on why the student is committed to the programme of study, and why he/she deserves the bursary.

Further Information



University of Leeds Scholarships - 20+ Awards

For full details go to:http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Value of Scholarship(s)



The University of Leeds offers a variety of scholarships and bursaries open to MAs within the School of Performance & Cultural Industries. For full details go to:http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/Both International and Home/EU students are urged to consult the website for suitable schemes.

Application Procedure

See scholarships website for details

Entry Requirements

Normally 2:1, any discipline, or relevant professional experience

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